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Is There a Ghost in Your Pipes?

Something’s Lurking in Your Plumbing

While the spookiest day of the year is approaching, those noises coming from your pipes are likely not the result of a slimy ghoul lurking about. If you’re hearing banging, hissing, humming, gurgling, or rattling, there could be a perfectly rational explanation!

So put away your supernatural conspiracies and let’s discover the cause of these strange sounds together.

Banging

A sudden banging noise sure could scare the daylights out of anyone! If these bangs are coming from your pipes, it is most likely a water hammer or trapped air bubble caused by water pressure or flow issues.

A water hammer happens when a valve or faucet is suddenly shut off and the water rushing towards it no longer has a place to flow. The impact of high-pressure water hitting the closed exit causes the bang.

Whistling

Whistling wind through a creaky home is a staple haunted house feature. Your home, however, is likely not suffering from a flying ghost infestation. Squealing and whistling could mean a small component of your faucets is broken or worn out, like a washer. These faulty parts are typically near appliances like washing machines and dishwashers.

Gurgling

No, there’s no witch in your toilet brewing up potions; it’s simply gurgling pipes. This sound is often caused by a blockage somewhere in your plumbing system. Whether it’s a build-up of hair, soap scum, or unflushable items, they’re sure to make themselves known with bubbling and gurgling. Be sure to call a plumber out to clear your drains and the spooky noises.

So when you’re experiencing unusual plumbing noises, don’t call the ghostbusters! When you’re ready to kick the unwanted plumbing issues to the curb, give Dyess Air a call at (843) 242-0855! We’re ready to save the day with our exceptional plumbing services.